Science
6:58 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Lessons In Leadership: It's Not About You. (It's About Them)

Ronald Heifetz draws on his training as a psychiatrist to coach aspiring leaders at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Ben de la Cruz NPR

Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 6:15 pm

Ronald Heifetz has been a professor of public leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School for three decades, teaching classes that have included aspiring business leaders and budding heads of state. Each year, he says, the students start his course thinking they'll learn the answer to one question:

As leaders, how can they get others to follow them?

Heifetz says that whole approach is wrong.

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The Race Card Project: Six-Word Essays
6:56 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Seeing Opportunity In A Question: 'Where Are You Really From?'

Alex Sugiura was featured, along with his brother and other mixed-race Americans, in the 125th anniversary issue of National Geographic Magazine in October. The brothers are of Japanese and Eastern European descent, but people often mistake Alex for Hispanic.
Martin Schoeller National Geographic

Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 10:40 am

NPR continues a series of conversations about The Race Card Project, where thousands of people have submitted their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words. Every so often NPR Host/Special Correspondent Michele Norris will dip into those six-word stories to explore issues surrounding race and cultural identity for Morning Edition.

"Where are you from?"

"No, really, where are you from?"

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The Two-Way
12:50 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Thousands Feared Dead After Typhoon Haiyan

Residents rest outside a stadium used as an evacuation center in Tacloban, Leyte province, central Philippines on Sunday after devastating Typhoon Haiyan hit the city on Friday.
Ted Aljibe AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun November 10, 2013 11:16 am

The vicious typhoon that raged through the center of the Philippines appears to have killed hundreds, if not thousands of people, and officials were reportedly struggling Sunday to distribute aid to survivors left homeless and destitute.

Deaths in the province of Leyte — mainly from drowning and collapsed buildings — could escalate to 10,000, the regional police chief told the AP. The administrator of the province capital, Tacloban, said the toll could climb that high in the city alone.

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The Two-Way
12:21 pm
Sat November 9, 2013

WATCH: Olympic Torch Makes Its First Space Walk

Video streamed by NASA showed Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazanskiy carrying the unlit Olympic torch, bobbing weightlessly at the end of a tether in a darkness dotted by stars.
AP

Originally published on Sat November 9, 2013 2:24 pm

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Tiny Desk Concerts
10:14 am
Sat November 9, 2013

Gary Burton: Tiny Desk Concert

American jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton plays a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 13, 2013.
Abbey Oldham NPR

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 2:49 pm

In 1963, the jazz pianist George Shearing, an enormously popular act in his day, made an album that was unusual for him. He asked his new, 20-year-old vibraphone player to write an album of contrapuntal, classical-music-inspired compositions, and recorded them with a woodwind quintet atop a jazz rhythm section. It's out of print now, but Out of the Woods received good reviews, and it remains an early career highlight for its young architect, Gary Burton.

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The Two-Way
8:13 am
Sat November 9, 2013

Super Typhoon Leaves More Than 150 Dead In Philippines

Children play near electric posts which were damaged after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in the central Philippines.
Romeo Ranoco Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Sun November 10, 2013 12:27 pm

(Updated 7 p.m. ET)

The Philippines is just now starting to assess the damage caused by the landfall of one of the most powerful tropical cyclones in recorded history.

As Mark reported, Typhoon Haiyan roared over the Philippines with top sustained winds at nearly 200 mph.

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Indian Times
8:23 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Red Earth Festival Moving To Remington Park

Credit Red Earth

The Red Earth Festival, now in its 28th year will be making a move from downtown Oklahoma City to Remington Park, where the wide open spaces, and that means parking spaces, will be a better fit for all attending.

Eric Oesch has been with the Festival since the beginning, he’s the deputy director for Red Earth Incorporated. He sees this move as a way to make it easier for all concerned.

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Cherokee Nation Chief John Ross
6:11 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Cherokee Nation Documents Preserved At Gilcrease Museum

Credit dsjeffries / Flickr.com

The Cherokee Nation and Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa are partnering to preserve handwritten documents dating to the 1800s that are important to the tribe.

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Around The State
4:10 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Cold Weather Bringing Out Wildlife To Roadways

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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says it's seeing an increase in the number of vehicle collisions with animals.

Troopers have responded to several crashes throughout the state in recent days, and officials want to remind motorists of the dangers associated with driving this time of year.

Capt. George Brown says that with cooler temperatures settling in, there has been an increase in wildlife movement around state roadways. Brown says the patrol's goal is to remind motorists to use caution when driving, especially in rural areas.

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Affordable Care Act
2:59 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Patients In 'High-Risk Pools' Must Scramble To Get Insurance

Patients covered by state and federal "high risk pools" suffer from chronic conditions, such as kidney disease. Those pools are being phased out under the Affordable Care Act. (Wistech College/Flickr)

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 3:27 pm

In an interview with NBC News last night, President Obama apologized to Americans who are losing health insurance plans that he had promised they could keep under the Affordable Care Act.

At least 3.5 million Americans have received cancellation notices from their insurance companies because their plans don’t meet the standards of the law known as Obamacare.

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